Concordia University Libraries house a large collection current periodical subscriptions as well as many back runs. The collection is located on the 3rd floor of the Webster Library and on the 2nd floor of the Vanier Library. Periodicals, sometimes referred to as "serials", are usually published on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. They include:
Periodicals are useful when looking for recent information, coverage of new topics, or narrowly specialized data on a given topic.
They are published in a variety of formats: paper, microform, or electronic format.
CLUES, the library information system, lists all periodicals held by the libraries, their exact location (Webster or Vanier Library), their dates and format. To find out if Concordia holds a periodical, connect to CLUES, choose the Journal Title search option and enter the title. Note that you must enter the full title, not an abbreviated version.
Detailed instruction on How to find articles using periodical indexes and abstracts is available.
Articles from periodicals that we have in print or microfilm can be scanned and sent to users by email for free - for more information see the Article Delivery Service. It is possible to have bound periodicals transferred between libraries for short periods of time. You can make a request via the Article Delivery Service.
You can make photocopies of articles in the Libraries. Here's more information on photocopying in the library.
When trying to locate periodicals there are two areas to check depending on the currency of the issue you are looking for:
Concordia students, faculty and staff members can request that journal volumes be transferred from one campus library to another. Requests for photocopied articles can also be made, and will be filled free of charge. Go to the online request forms for more information
Periodicals may be consulted during all hours that the libraries are open for study except for periodicals kept at a service desk. You can access periodicals kept at the Vanier Circulation Desk and the Webster Interlibrary Loans Desk during service hours for that desk. Help using the microform readers is also available during service hours.